Tuition & Fees
Note: The information in this section is valid only for the academic year May 2016 through May 2017. For the most up-to-date numbers please visit Canisius tuition and aid webpage.
All tuition charges, student fees, and room and board charges are assessed and collected by the Student Records and Financial Services Center, with the exception of the deposit fee for new students that is collected by the Office of Admissions. The Trustees of the college, when necessary, may amend the tuition charges, fees and room and board charges.
All candidates admitted to a graduate program must make a $100.00 deposit before registration information and materials are forwarded to them.
These deposits will be applied to the tuition bill of the first semester. The entire deposit is forfeited if the student fails to enter a graduate program within one year of admission.
A $200 deposit is required of first time students occupying a room in one of the residence halls. The room deposit is non-refundable and is applied as a credit toward the spring semester room rental charge.
Payment of Tuition, Fees and Room and Board
Tuition, fees, room and board are due on the date printed on the bill.
Students must either:
- Pay the bill in full less NYS awards.
- Be enrolled in a payment plan.
Failure to do this by the close of business on the due date printed on the bill will result in a $100 Late Fee assessed monthly (max. $300). The Student Records and Financial Services Center is responsible for the assessment and collection of tuition and fees payable to Canisius College. All prior financial obligations to the College must be paid in full before registration will be permitted for any new semester. If payment or other arrangements are not made, the Student Records and Financial Services Center has the option of canceling the student’s registration.
Canisius College accepts for payment cash, check (US funds only), money orders, wire transfers, and checks over the telephone. Tuition payments can be made online with your checking or savings account. It is the college policy to write the student’s ID number on the face of the check or money order to ensure accurate posting. By submitting a check, please be aware that you are authorizing Canisius College to use information on your check to make a one-time electronic debit from your account at the financial institution indicated on your check. This electronic debit will be for the amount on the check. Funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day your payment is received and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution. Contact the Student Records and Financial Services Center if you have any questions about electronic check collection or options available if you do not want your payments collected electronically.
Checks for tuition payments should be mailed to:
Student Records and Financial Services Center
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208
Make your check payable to Canisius College. Your student ID number must be clearly written on the check so that your tuition account is properly credited. All payments are credited on the day received.
Students personally guarantee and are responsible for all obligations to the college for tuition, fees and other charges. Students under the age of majority, under 18 in New York State, have by assumption received the personal guarantee of their parent(s) or guardian unless the student, the parent(s), or guardian notifies the college in writing of their invalidation of the personal and parental assumption of guarantee of all tuition, fees and other charges.
Any student who has an outstanding balance due the college is officially given notice that the college will withhold granting degrees and issuing grades, and discontinues the release of official transcript and academic records until all balances are paid in full. These students will also be subject to additional collection costs, attorneys’ fees, late fees, fines or interest charges on the unpaid balance. Failure to receive a bill in the mail is not sufficient grounds to appeal college policy. It is the responsibility of the student to check their account balance online and remit timely payment.
Students participating in a tuition remission, exchange, or consortium program are responsible for various charges and fees. Please consult your academic associate dean or financial aid specialist.
Withdrawal, Cancellation and Refund*
Unofficial withdrawal does not cancel an account. No withdrawal credit will be given to any student who does not fill out the proper withdrawal forms provided by the appropriate academic dean. No withdrawals will be accepted or withdrawal credit given over the telephone. Withdrawal credit or refunds of tuition will be given to those students whose bills are paid or who have signed a Semester Payment Plan before the due date specified on the bill.
No refund of tuition may be demanded as a matter of right when a student leaves the college without completing the semester in which enrolled. For a student to obtain a refund, the withdrawal must be authorized by the appropriate dean by the filing of the official form. If this is done, the student may request in writing a refund of tuition only according to the appropriate schedule:
- If the course is a 3.0 credit hour class, the refund schedule is as follows:
Refund Schedule First week of classes (Drop and Add Week) 100% Second week of classes 90% Third and fourth week of classes 50% Fifth week through eighth week of classes 25% After eighth week of classes None
- If the course is a 1.5 credit hour MBA class that meets 7-8 times including the final exam, the refund schedule is as follows:
Refund Schedule After first class 100% After second class 50% After third class 20% After fourth class None
- If the course is a 1.0 credit hour, 5 week class, the refund schedule is as follows:
Refund Schedule First week of classes (Drop and Add Week) 100% Second week of classes 30% After second week None
- Fees are not refundable.
The refund policy is set by the federal government. Refunds of tuition will be calculated from the date on which the appropriate academic dean approves the refund. The refund will be sent to the student within thirty days. Full tuition and fees will be refunded in the event of cancellation of a student’s enrollment because of an error on the part of the college. Any individual remaining enrolled may terminate the room and board agreement only under special circumstances approved by the Office of Residence Life. Upon any approved termination of the room and board agreement, the same refund schedule above for a 3.0 credit hour course will apply.
The refund schedules shown are applicable only to the fall and spring semester of an academic year. For refunds during the summer session, consult the Student Records & Financial Services Center.
Outstanding Financial Obligations
Any outstanding financial obligation which a student owes to the college can prevent the student from registering for courses or making schedule adjustments after registration.
The following types of outstanding financial obligations can cause a financial hold to be placed on a student’s record and stop registration transactions:
- Any outstanding tuition, default on payment plans, late charges, write-offs or delinquent NDSL/Perkins loans and Peter Canisius loans;
- Library — any late fines or replacement fees for books not returned;
- Residence Life residence hall damage fees;
- Koessler Athletic Center fees for lost or damaged equipment.
In order to clear a financial hold, a student must pay the obligation due at the appropriate office or make suitable payment arrangements with that office. A student must clear ALL financial holds in order to register for classes, make schedule changes, receive or send transcripts or view their transcripts online.
Students who attend Canisius College under the provision of Public Laws 16, 346, 550, or 894 and those under the sponsorship and benefits of other government agencies are subject to regulations governing certified papers from the Department of Veterans Affairs or other appropriate government agencies. They must present these papers to the Student Records and Financial Services Center.
Deferred Tuition Payments
Students desiring a tuition deferment or monthly installments in paying their tuition may enter into a Semester Payment Plan with the college. If a student wishes to utilize the Semester Payment Plan, he/she must enroll in the plan by the due date on the bill. All Semester Payment Plans are subject to an administration fee and a penalty fee if the balance is not paid in full by the payment plan’s final due date. Once enrolled in a Semester Payment Plan, the administration fee will be added to the tuition bill and the remaining balance is due in accordance with the terms of the agreed upon plan.
A full-time graduate student is one who carries at least 9 semester credit hours.
A part-time graduate student is one who carries less than 9 semester credit hours.
Tuition for Graduate Division - Fall and Spring Semesters
Effective May 2016 through May 2017. Tuition is per credit hour unless otherwise indicated
|College of Arts and Sciences|
$795 per credit hour
|School of Education and Human Services|
College Student Personnel
$950.00 per credit hour (Fall 2016 matriculants)
$932.00 per credit hour (Fall 2015 matriculants)
All Other Programs
$795.00 per credit hour
|Wehle School of Business|
$795.00 per credit hour
MBA (full time for three semesters, beginning fall semester, fees included)
|$39,483.00 per year|
|Graduate student in a graduate course||$397.00 per credit hour|
|Graduate student in an undergraduate course||$397.00 per credit hour|
|Alumnus/alumna in an undergraduate course||$60.00 per course|
On a space-available basis.
|College Fee (including library, facilities use, and ID card)|
|$142.00 per semester|
|$11.00 per credit hour|
|$90.00 per semester|
|$7.50 per credit hour|
|$130.00 per semester|
|$65.00 per semester|
Occasional Fees and Charges
|Late Payment Fee||$100.00 monthly ($300.00 maximum)|
|ID Card Late Fee or Replacement||$20.00|
|Returned Check Charges||$25.00|
|Parking Permit Fee||$35.00-$120.00 per year|
|Transcript of Records||N/C|
|Thesis Binding Fee||varies|
Meal Plan options1
|Board Rates||Per Semester||Per Year|
|Griffin A: 17 meals/week, $175 Griff Bucks, $25 Griff Choice||$2,686.00||$5,372.00|
|Griffin B: 225 meal blocks, $275 Griff Bucks, $25 Griff Choice||$2,686.00||$5,372.00|
|Griffin C: 200 meal blocks, $375 Griff Bucks, $25 Griff Choice||$2,868.00||$5,372.00|
|Ultimate Block: 175 meal blocks, $350 Griff Bucks, $25 Griff Choice||$2,514.00||$5,028.00|
|Supreme Block: 105 meal blocks, $450 Griff Bucks, $25 Griff Choice||$2,115.00||$4,230.00|
|Mega Block: 75 meal blocks, $550 Griff Bucks, $25 Griff Choice||$1,821.00||$3,642.00|
|Super Griff Bucks: 4 meal blocks, $650 Griff Bucks & $25 Griff Choice||$675.00||$1,350.00|
|Griff Bucks only (minimum deposit) (increase in $25 increments)||$25.00|
|Griff Choice (minimum deposit)||$5.00|
A detailed description of each plan may be obtained from the Student Records & Financial Services Center. Freshmen in Bosch, Frisch, or Dugan must be on Griffin A, B, or C. Upperclassmen in Bosch, Frisch or Dugan must be on at least the Mega Block Plan. Resident students not in Bosch, Frisch or Dugan, and commuter students, may choose any meal plan option. If a meal plan is purchased in the fall semester, it will automatically be re-billed in the spring semester, unless changed during the first week of the spring semester.
|Room Rates||Per Semester||Per Year|
|Bosch/Frisch — Double||$3,825.00||$7,650.00|
|Bosch/Frisch — Suite||$4,306.00||$8,612.00|
|Bosch/Frisch Corner Suite||$4,400.00||$8,800.00|
|Delavan Townhouses 2 & 3 person||$5,045.00||$10,090.00|
|Delavan Townhouses 4 & 5 person||$4,666.00||$9,332.00|
|Dugan — Suite||$4,443.00||$8,886.00|